Monarchs in Cardiff – Twitterverse Responds.
So, we understand the English monarchy were in town today. Apart from some unnecessary traffic congestion, we didn’t really notice the difference. However, there was an interesting and at times amusing set of twitterings on the subject, some welcoming them, some very much not welcoming them, and a handful of views that were somewhere in between. Frankly, we were a little disappointed by the range of comments, nothing overly incendiary at all in the end, still, the range of comments provide an interesting cross section of views on the visit.
Those not so happy said:
I choose to air my republicanism. I reserve my RIGHT to not go and bow before queen, born to a position of power, who has never been elected.
Going to try to be positive today. Promote the benefits of visiting German royalty.
Wales has a ‘queen’? I don’t remember voting for one. #gweriniaeth
I know, let’s take a leaf from North Korea’s book and give every child a Union Jack, then get them to line up and wave them at Liz. Oh wait.
I notice the queen not coming to North Wales on her tour…good #stayinEngland
Those who were in the middle, or just not aware said:
Stand by Wales. Your Queen is coming for you.
Cardiff Bay is crawling with Police today. Apparently because the Queen is coming. I don’t get how someone this dangerous is head of state
Why is the queen in Cardiff? I keep seeing tweets about it
Is it bad that I’m totally unfussed about the Queen visiting Wales? I was more excited when I got a Care Bear back in 1987.
And those who rolled out the red carpet suggested:
Very much looking forward to lunch with Her Majesty later!#diamondjubilee
A very warm welcome to HM The Queen to Cardiff today. A hero we can all believe in #diamondjubilee
Fantastic to see so much support for the monarch in Wales!! Queen starts Wales tour at Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff http://bbc.in/Ideqah
Despite what Republican Leanne Wood and barmy #Plaid Cymru would like us to think we always welcome the Queen to Wales.